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Best Christmas Lights Around Baltimore

December 21, 2011 9:36 PM

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‘Tis the season, and though days get shorter during this time, Christmas lights fill the night sky. From icicle lights to big red and green bulbs, the Christmas lights displays around Baltimore are always amazing.

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Symphony Of Lights At Merriweather Post Pavilion

Symphony Woods
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-7840
http://columbia.exploremd.us
Enjoy the lights of the holiday season at the Symphony of Lights at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Drive past more than 75 animated and stationary lights displays that brighten Symphony Woods. Plan to visit for a family stroll on Blinkin Binkies and walk your dog through the lights during their Tail Lights night. Proceeds of Symphony of Lights benefit Howard County General Hospital’s Campus Development Plan. The holiday season ends with a bang as fireworks light up the night sky on New Year’s Eve.

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Hampden Christmas Street Holiday Show

700 W. 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21264
www.christmasstreet.com

The local citizens of 34th Street of Hampden are proud to share their own version of “Miracle On 34th Street” with Baltimore. Park on the “Avenue” and spend your evening gazing at their amazing light displays. Houses are lit from sidewalk to rooftop as well as every tree and lamppost. Neighbors string lights over the street and tangle bulbs over porches. It is a Christmas fantasy come to life along the 34th Street in Hampden.

Winter Lights At Seneca Creek State Park

11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights

Winter Lights twinkle in Gaithersburg, Md. at Seneca Creek State Park. Drive through the many theme areas including Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land and the North Pole. Purchase special holographic viewing glasses that really make the lights “pop” for a dazzling viewing experience. More than 380 illuminated figures and 65 animated displays highlight the 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park. Proceeds benefit local charities, helping spread Christmas cheer.

Lights On The Bay

Sandy Point State Park
1100 E. College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 974-2149
www.annapolis.com/events/lights-bay-illumination

Christmas lights reflect off the Bay at Sandy Point State Park. Enjoy the two mile car ride along the glistening light exhibits that benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dinosaurs, winter fairy tales, and Maryland fishing boats are among the 60 holiday light fronts. The scenic drive takes guest along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Pay per vehicle and help out with a worthy cause while enjoying the sights of the season. Maryland and the Bay region are well represented by Lights on the Bay.

Festival Of Lights

Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 699-2456
www.pgparks.com

Be sure to check out the spectacular light show Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park. More than one million lights have be positioned and composed in many shapes and images of the holiday season. Animated displays of a driving fire truck and Santa flying in a helicopter will be big hits with the kids. The two mile course is lit from beginning to end. On nice evenings, ride on the trolley for a fun holiday ride.

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